Harvard Kennedy School Public Policy Leadership Conference

Are you a first- or second-year undergraduate student? Are you passionate about public service and being a voice for your community? Are you committed to changing the world? If so, consider applying to our annual Public Policy Leadership Conference (PPLC). Harvard Kennedy School will host the 20th annual Public Policy Leadership Conference from February 6-9, 2020 to inspire talented and driven first- and second-year undergraduate students like you to pursue careers in public policy and become future leaders in:

  • Federal, state, or local governments
  • Nongovernmental organizations
  • Nonprofits
  • Intergovernmental organizations
  • International institutions
  • Social enterprises

At the PPLC, you will have the chance to experience what it’s like to study public policy in a graduate school environment. You will also learn about possible fellowship and scholarship opportunities that could help fund your graduate studies.

Award: full travel expenses to the conference

*Eligibility Requirements: *

  • First or second-year student
  • U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or DACA recipient
  • 3.0+ GPA.
  • Demonstrate an abiding commitment to public service through activism, student leadership, civic participation at school or in your community, or volunteering. Include these details in your resume and personal statement essay.

Deadline: mid-November

Interested applicants should visit the website below for the scholarship to learn more about the award. If you plan to apply to this specific program and would like application support, please contact Andrew Chapman of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards by filling out the following intake form. Please do not submit this intake form to inquire about other awards listed in the Scholarship Hub.

Travel expenses
Honors College